New Faces

“You Plan to Make a Film and Then You Try Not to Make the Film You Planned on Making”: Jake Mahaffy on Free in Deed

By Scott Macaulay

Filmmaker readers first encountered the singular cinema of Jake Mahaffy back in 2005, when we placed him on our “25 New Faces” list on the basis of his extraordinary, Tarkovsky-esqure War, a post-collapse saga shot on a handcranked camera (and made years before post-collapse films and television became suddenly fashionable). On the basis of that film and the two features that have followed — including his latest, Free in Deed, currently in theaters (in New York, it’s playing Cinema Village) — Mahaffy has, in my opinion, staked out a quiet reputation as one of our most accomplished and necessary of […] → continue…

From:: Filmmaker Magazine

Attend Filmmaker Mag Talks with Safdies, Sean Baker, Barry Jenkins for Free

By Liz Nord

IFP has offered free entrance to No Film School readers for its incredible lineup of talks—if you act fast.

IFP Film Week has long been a mecca for independent filmmakers to meet, connect with industry pros, pitch projects, and learn from a wide array of talks from some of the best in the business. This year, in celebration of the 100th issue of the IFP-produced Filmmaker Magazine, the organization has put together one of its most robust lineups yet for a special day of Filmmaker Magazine Talks.

The prolific list of speakers is made up of those who have been featured in the magazine over its 25-year history, including the Safdie Brothers (Good Time), Sean Baker (Tangerine), Barry Jenkins and Adele Romanski (Moonlight), Dee Rees (Mudbound) and, of course, members of various classes of the magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film” list, featuring our very own Ryan Koo.

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From:: No Film School